Lori S. Rynd

Professor, Biology

503-352-2825

ryndl1@pacificu.edu

UC Box: A121

Office: Strain 309

Education

PhD in Developmental Biology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR in 1979.

Master of Science in Vertebrate Embryology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR in 1975.

Bachelor of Science in Zoology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA in 1970.

Associate of Science, Olympic College, Bremerton, WA in 1968.

 

Student Research Projects

  • Kristina Cadaoas. 2003-04. "The Effect of Resact on Sperm Activity and Percentage of Fertilization in the Purple Sea Urchin Arbacia punctulata." Honors thesis research.
  • Kristen Riegert. 2003-04. "The Left-Right Conundrum: A Closer Look at the First Cell Cycle in Xenopus laevis." Murdock Collaborative Undergraduate Research Fellowship at OHSU. Honors Thesis project. vey, Claremont Wetland, Spring/Fall 1995 vs Spring/Fall 1997.
  • Eric Yukumoto. 2003-04. "A Novel Model for Regulation of Plasma Fibrinogen Composition." Murdock Collaborative Undergraduate Research Fellowship at OHSU.
  • Natasha Hayes. 2002-03. "Isolation and Identification of Possible Proteins from the Inclusion Membrane of Chlamydia trachomatis." Summer Research Fellowship at Rocky Mountain National Laboratory. Honors Thesis.
  • Josh Goller. Summer 2002 with Pam Lopez . "The Histology of Limb Bones in the Rough-skinned Newt Taricha granulosa. (Part II)."
  • Natasha Hayes. 2001-02. "Solubilization and Isolation of Chlamydia trachomatis Inclusion Membrane Proteins." Summer Research Fellowship at Rocky Mountain National Laboratory.
  • Tawnya Wilson. 2001-02. "Primary Graft Failure in Corneal Transplants: A 10 year Retrospective Analysis of Potential Risk Factors from Cases Identified at the Lions Eye Bank of Oregon."
  • Chris Burtch . Summer 2001 with Pam Lopez. "The Histology of Limb Bones in the Rough-skinned Newt Taricha granulosa. (Part I)"
  • Mikel Okouchi. 2000-01. "Significant Incidence of Unexplained Myocardial Interstitial Fibrosis: Can it Explain Sudden Cardiac Death?" Murdock Collaborative Undergraduate Research Fellowship at OHSU.
  • Matt Todd. 2000-01. "The Upstream Regulatory Region of the Rat beta 1-Adrenoreceptor Gene may contain Functional Glucocorticoid Response Elements."
  • Dima Azar. 1999-2000. "The Long Term Side Effects of Kawasaki's Disease." Murdock Collaborative Undergraduate Research Fellowship at OHSU.
  • Jennifer Olds. 1999-2000. "Characterization of Genes Regulated by Insulin-like Growth Factor One (IGF-I) in Human Prostate Epithelial Cells." Murdock Collaborative Undergraduate Research Fellowship at OHSU.
  • Tawna Roberts. 1998-99. "Gene Characterization of a Purine Transport Protein in Leishmania donovani." Summer undergraduate internship at OHSU.
  • Faith Spanberger. 1998-99. "The Effect of Mild Stresses on Reproductive Hormone Secretion in the Cynomolgus Monkey (Macaca fasicularis)." Murdock Collaborative Undergraduate Research Fellowship at OHSU.
  • Christy Fellas. 1997-98. "Dose Response Assay for Nerve GrowthFactor in PC-12 Pheochromocytoma Cells." Summer 1997 research fellowship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
  • Cameron Gardner. 1997-98. "Isolation of a Novel Gene for Uridine Diphosphate Glucuronosyl Transferase from the Liver of a Morphine-Treated Female Guinea Pig." Murdock Research Fellowship at OHSU.
  • Amy Zenz. 1997-98. "The Effects of Heart Attack Education on EMS Usage: REACT Controlled Community Trial." Murdock Research Fellowship at OHSU.

Course Information

At Pacific University, all faculty teach a variety of different courses. Typically, we do not use graduate teaching assistants, which means that your classes will be taught by professors and that you will have plenty of opportunites to get to know the faculty in your discipline.

Below I have listed some of the courses that I teach. We are always developing and trying out new classes, so the list may change now and then. You can use the links to the left to read descriptions of the courses listed below.

BIOL 204 General Biology II

BIOL 320 Cell Biology

BIOL 350 Principles of Development

BIOL 490 Capstone Experience